According to Zillow, the best time to list your home is mid-March to Mid-April. Hitting the market in the spring could leave you ready to close before those “For Sale” signs start popping up on lawns everywhere come June. Summer is the peak season for home sales, and competition is sure to be stiff. Regardless of when you list, how can you make your home stand out from the rest, so you can sell fast and get top dollar? Here are the top five features homebuyers are looking for, including beautiful kitchen cabinets, hardwood floors, plenty of storage, and open floor plans that extend beyond the back door.
Modern Kitchens With Character
Buyers want a kitchen with all the modern conveniences. This includes a checklist of beautiful kitchen cabinets, a pantry cabinet, a large kitchen island, a deep kitchen sink, granite countertops, and quality stainless steel appliances. With that said, buyers also want a kitchen that has a bit of character. Mix and match cabinet finishes, glass-front cabinet doors, stylish knobs and pulls, a tile backsplash, and hardwood floors all fit the bill. More than any other room, a new kitchen will increase the value of your home, making affordable RTA cabinets a smart investment.
Open Floor Plans That Flow
Buyers love eat-in kitchens that open to the living room. This concept is called a Great Room, and allows people to easily flow throughout the main living area. Open floor plans are less confining than the separate, closed of rooms of the past. If you already have an open floor plan, lucky you! If you have an older home, you can give your space a cohesive flow by painting rooms in shades of a similar hue. Pay attention to sightlines, and limit yourself to neutral colors on the walls, like cool gray tones, or warm beige. Carry consistent, complimentary pops of color throughout the home with accessories that tie everything together.
Hardwood On The Main Floor
If you want a bigger return on the sale your home, make sure it has hardwood floors in the main living areas. That cushy beige wall-to-wall carpet is fine in the bedrooms; but the foyer, dining room, living room, and kitchen should have nice hardwood throughout if you want to impress buyers. Then stick with natural tile in the bathrooms and laundry room, where there is a lot of moisture.
Smart Storage Solutions
Buyers prefer a clutter-free home with plenty of storage. This includes ample cabinets and a pantry in the kitchen (complete with inside cabinet accessories for organization), bathroom vanities and linen cabinets in the bathrooms, walk-in closets in the bedrooms, and a well-organized garage or attic for overflow. And don’t forget the laundry room equipped with RTA cabinets! According to a recent study by The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 92% of buyers want a laundry room, making it a must-have when selling your home.
Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces
Don’t underestimate the value of curb appeal. After all, your home’s exterior is the first thing a potential buyer sees. Patios are increasingly in demand, especially those with a sunroom or outdoor kitchen area for entertaining. Comfortable furnishings, a covered porch, a nice grill, and some outdoor kitchen cabinets can actually increase the functional space of your home, making the square footage appear larger than it actually is.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen or bath a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!